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Disrupting Decades Of U.S.-Mexican Cooperation

Donald Trump's decision to threaten Mexican exports over migration is weakening years of U.S.-Mexican cooperation, further shaken by this weekend's El Paso shooting.

U.S. President Donald Trump speaking in Washington on Aug. 2
U.S. President Donald Trump speaking in Washington on Aug. 2
Luis Rubio

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MEXICO CITY — When the Andrea Gail left the port of Gloucester for a final, desperate fishing trip of the season, its captain and crew hardly imagined they would run into the "perfect storm." But everything that could go wrong combined to produce a calamity. Something similar may be brewing in U.S.-Mexican relations: perhaps nobody is looking for it or wants it but little by little, there are converging elements that may if not addressed, yield a showdown. It would be the type of confrontation not seen over three decades, and which people had come to rule out.

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García Márquez And Truth: How Journalism Fed The Novelist's Fantasy

In his early journalistic writings, the Colombian novelist Gabriel García Márquez showed he had an eye for factual details, in which he found the absurdity and 'magic' that would in time be the stuff and style of his fiction.

Colombian novelist Gabriel Garcia Marquez reads his book

J. D. Torres Duarte

BOGOTÁ — In short stories written in the 1940s and early 50s and later compiled in Eyes of a Blue Dog, the late Gabriel García Márquez, Colombia's Nobel Prize-winning novelist, shows he is as yet a young writer, with a style and subjects that can be atypical.

Stylistically, García Márquez came into his own in the celebrated One Hundred Years of Solitude. Until then both his style and substance took an erratic course: touching the brevity of film scripts in Nobody Writes to the Colonel, technical experimentation in Leaf Storm, the anecdotal short novel in In Evil Hour or exploring politics in Big Mama's Funeral. Throughout, the skills he displayed were rather of a precocious juggler.

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